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Dr. Harishankar

Dermatologist, Chennai

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Dr. Harishankar is a renowned Dermatologist in Nungambakkam, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Harishankar at BRS Hospital in Nungambakkam, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Harishankar on Lybrate.com.

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I am 20 years old. Suddenly I looses my hair like old man. How it is possible. I sm still teenager. But I become or in the way to bald. please help mi in natural way.

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Endocrinologist, Jammu
I am 20 years old. Suddenly I looses my hair like old man. How it is possible. I sm still teenager. But I become or i...
Use antidandruff shampoo daily.Use keshkanti oil from Ramdev at bedtime it is really effective Do pranayam daily for ten minutes. Take tablet KERALEGO MEN daily for six months. Avoid junk food and fried food.
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Tips to Reduce Hair Loss

MBBS
General Physician, Chittorgarh
Tips to Reduce Hair Loss

Hair loss is one of the most common problems being faced today. Though losing 25 to 50 hair strands in a day is normal, sometimes the hair loss can be lot more and rapid causing worry and concern. Here are some simple measures which can help to control hair fall to a good extent.

1. Feed your hair: Have a good balanced diet

Hair requires a good number of vitamins and minerals too.

Vitamin A encourages healthy production of sebum in the scalp and also helps in hair growth. It is found in dark leafy green vegetables, sweet red peppers, mango, papaya etc.

Vitamin B12 found in milk, and milk products, beans etc. is useful for hair growth.

Biotin is very important for hair health. A deficiency of biotin can cause hair fall and hair thinning. So, if you are suffering from hair fall, include foods like dairy products, nuts, green vegetables e.g. cabbage that are rich source of biotin in your regular diet.

2. Give hair their building blocks: Have a protein-rich diet

Proteins are the building blocks of hair. Adequate protein intake promotes hair health and in turn helps curb hair loss. Indulge in a protein-rich diet, which comes in the form of lentils, dried beans, cottage cheese and of course, milk.

3. Hydrate your hair: Have enough water

Keep yourself hydrated. The hair shaft comprises one quarter water, so drink at least eight to twelve glasses of water in a day to stay hydrated and for growth of healthy hair.

4. Pamper your hair: Massage your Scalp with Essential Oils

A scalp massage with essential oil for couple of minutes helps your hair follicles remain active.

Oil can penetrate well within the hair shaft, thereby preventing the hair from losing its moisture. The hair is less likely to suffer damage and stays dense as well as strong. Castor oil especially has excellent hair growth properties and is considered an effective remedy against hair loss.

Warm a little oil for a few minutes. Gently rub it over clean scalp and hair shafts allowing the oil to penetrate.  Leave it on for a few hours, preferably overnight and then wash with a mild shampoo.

5. Nourish your hair: Use hair balms and hair mask

Hair loses moisture quickly. You can use special balms and hair masks to address this problem. Use balm either simultaneously with shampoo or immediately after rinsing it off. The correct way to apply balm is to smear it along the whole length of the hair, while avoiding rubbing it into the skin. Use a good hair mask once in a couple of weeks.

6. Go green : Rub green tea into your hair 

Go Green !

Studies have shown that rubbing green tea into hair may help curb hair loss problem. All you need to do is brew two bags of green tea in one cup of water, leave to cool and thereafter, apply it to your hair. Rinse your hair thoroughly after an hour.

7. Keep hair clean: Shampoo regularly

Regular hair washing is a part of preventing hair loss by the way of keeping hair and scalp clean. By doing so, you are lowering the risk of infections and dandruff that may lead to hair breakage or loss.  Do not hesitate to shampoo hair on a regular basis.

8. Do it correct: Shampoo Correctly

Comb your hair thoroughly before washing. The quantity of shampoo to be used depends on the length of your hair. Be careful not to use too much.

Put shampoo onto your palms, and rub them together to whip up the foam. Then apply the shampoo to the roots of your hair. Use massaging movements, making sure to only touch the skin with your soft fingertips (and not with your nails, to avoid causing scratches).

9. Be gentle: Avoid hot water

Hair is a delicate structure. Do not use excessively hot water to wash your hair. Hot water strips your hair of colour and activates the oil-producing glands. Use lukewarm or tepid water which will help dilute the oil glands’ secretions, remove dirt, and improve blood circulation.

It’s best to end with a cool or cold shower. Such a finish will stimulate circulation at the hair roots and make your hair look smooth and shiny.

10. Be tender: Avoid brushing wet hair 

Wet hair is very weak. Brushing wet hair increases chances of hair breakage. If you must comb wet hair, use a very wide-toothed comb. Use your fingers to undo tangles, not a comb or brush. 

11. Know what is bad for hair: Avoid blow drying

If you want to keep hair healthy, you must know how to take care of them. Avoid rubbing your hair dry with a towel. Rather, let hair dry naturally. 

12. Let your Hair Breath: Avoid Smoking 

Smoking reduces the amount of blood that flows to the scalp and this causes a reduction in hair growth. 

13. Vitalize your Hair: Exercise Regularly

Make time for physical activity every day. Walk, swim or bike for 30 minutes a day helps balance hormonal levels, reducing stress levels thereby reducing hair fall. 

14. Keep your hair happy: De-stress yourself

Meditate. Have a good hobby or listen to soft music to reduce stress. 

15. Keep your head sweat free: Use a Bandanna

For men who wear helmet, the sweat accumulates in the pores and weakens hair roots causing hair loss. Wear a cotton bandanna or handkerchief over your hair under the helmet, so the sweat is absorbed and hair breakage prevented.

16. Be hair friendly: Chose a good hair style

If you are losing your hair, you must loosen up your hair. Hairstyles such as ponytails, braids and artificial hairstyles pull hair or tug hair follicles, and can eventually cause hair loss.

17. Keep hair healthy: Take care of your health 

Health problems are harbingers of hair loss. Ensure you deal with chronic illnesses, high fevers and infections properly to ensure healthy hair. 

18. Be watchful: Keep an eye on your medications 

Certain medications like cholesterol reducing medications, blood thinners etc may cause hair loss as a side-effect. Be in touch with your treating doctor and your dermatologist

19. Be nature friendly: Avoid chemicals

Harsh chemicals and permanent hair colour products could be damaging for hair health. When you are experiencing hair loss, it is advisable to reduce the frequency of hair colour or other hair treatments.

20. Regenerate your hair: Get your beauty  sleep 

Healthy sleeping patterns can help you solve many hair problems, so get a good 7-8 hour sleep everyday.

21. Protect your hair: Cap it !

Hair fall can also be caused due to exposure to the sun rays. Harsh sun rays can make the hair shafts dry, brittle causing hair fall. The best way is to cover your hair when you are going out under the sun.

22. Be Soft: Avoid sleeping with your hair down

If your hair is long or medium-length, you should braid it before going to bed. This will prevent it from becoming tangled and frizzy. It will also prevent hair breakage and hair fall.

23. Power up your Hair: Practice Yoga

Pranayam and yoga revitalise every cell of the body. 

Yogasanas like Suryanamaskar, Vajrasana, Sarvangasana, Halasana and pranayam rituals like kapalbhati, and anulomvilom help hair growth. These asanas cleanse our system and open up blockages allowing proper oxygen and blood flow, which results in nourishing hair follicles.

24. Stimulate your Hair: Acupressure

Acupressure is known to stimulate hair growth considerably. Balayam, which is an acupressure therapy increases circulation in the scalp and stimulates hair growth. For this pose, you should sit in the padmasana pose and place your fingertips facing each other. Let your thumbs be away from your fingers and rub the nails of one hand with those of the other hand. Make sure you rub only the broadest part of the nails together.

25. Get it Right: Visit your Dermatologist

Do not hesitate to see your Dermatologist if your hair loss is sudden, or continuous and gradual; or you notice hair shedding in large amounts after combing or brushing, or if your hair becomes thinner or falls out.

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I have eczema in my both legs up to knee from last 3 year. Initially it was small spot but now it spreads up to knee.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I have eczema in my both legs up to knee from last 3 year. Initially it was small spot but now it spreads up to knee.
Take following remedies 1. Triphala kadha 4 tsp before lunch and dinner 2. Amala juice 4 tsp + 2tsp sugar + 2tsp honey in the morning empty stomach.
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It's summer here and I'm noticing some small pimple like stuffs on my palms as well as my feet. Moreover it itches too and gives me a prickly sensation. What is it and what should I do? Are there any home remedies that can help without running to medical shops? Please help as it itches too much.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Indore
It's summer here and I'm noticing some small pimple like stuffs on my palms as well as my feet. Moreover it itches to...
Its bcoz of heat. Drink alot of water and milk n buttermilk. Wash your hand. And then aply a paste of cream and turmeric.
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I am getting white hairs increasing day by day. I am just 28 years old. How to control?

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
I am getting white hairs increasing day by day. I am just 28 years old. How to control?
Please take brim stone. - 0/2 three times a day for one week. Revert back after one week with feedback.
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I want to hide my facial hair. But bleach is harmful for skin. Any beneficial bleach which does not damage skin.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I want to hide my facial hair. But bleach is harmful for skin. Any beneficial bleach which does not damage skin.
All bleach are made of chemicals but bleaching your face once in two months wil not harm your skin much.
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I am suffering from pimples on my face very much. Can you give a suggestion about this.

BHMS
Homeopath, Murshidabad
I am suffering from pimples on my face very much. Can you give a suggestion about this.
Dear lybrate user, pimples/ acne vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory skin disease & develops due to blockages in the skin's hair follicles. These blockages are thought to occur as a result of the following four abnormal processes: a higher than normal amount of sebum production (influenced by androgens), excessive deposition of the protein keratin leading to comedone formation, colonization of the follicle by propionibacterium acnes (p. Acnes) bacteria, and the local release of pro-inflammatory chemicals in the skin. Neither can you stop the over-production of androgen or keratin protein nor can you stop the release of pro-inflammatory chemicals because all these processes takes place internally in your skin. However you can stop the accumulation of p. Acnes bacteria on your skin by preventing your skin from getting oily. Always keep a handkercheif with you whenever you go outside. You should wipe the slightest sweat from your face as soon as you perspire. When you enter your room from outside wash your face with an oil-free, non-moisturizing facewash. Take a less carbohydrate rich diet. Do some exercise daily. Along with maintaing the aforesaid rules you can also take homoeopathic calcarea phos 200, 5 drops, thrice daily, in empty stomach. Also you can apply homoeopathic mother tincture berberis aquifoium q on the dark spots on your skin which are produced after the resolution of the pimples.
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I have skin allergy disease like hives I am taking a citergen after every three days I think its not working please help me.

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicines and Surgery(BAMS), Post Graduation Diploma in Emergency Medicines And Services(PGDEMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I have skin allergy disease like hives I am taking a citergen after every three days I think its not working please h...
take pranacharya allergin capsule twice a day...take panchnimbadi churna with water twice a day....take panchtikta ghrit guggul and arogya vardhini vati with warm water...take pranacharya charm vikarasav 2-2 tsf with water twice a day....apply marichyadi oil on affected part.....take these medicines in supervision of a good ayurvedic doctor
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Dear sir, I have few skin tags on my neck and arm. Please suggest how can I remove then or can project further growth.

MBBS, D.V.D.
Dermatologist, Ahmedabad
Skin tags are genetic in nature and may be influenced by any weight gain as well. For best results they must be removed with Laser or cautery.
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How to Remove Acne Scars with Laser Treatments?

MCh - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, DNB, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Bangalore
How to Remove Acne Scars with Laser Treatments?

With the current self-obsession of the need to look good all the time, acne is seen as a major problem by the teenagers and adolescents. It is related to the hormonal changes but also aggravated by food habits. During their active phase, acne causes a lot of pain and burning. There is a constant tendency to pick at them to get rid of the pain and the itching.

They dry over a period of time and leave scars which are not as painful but are esthetically a major concern. For someone with oily skin who are more prone for developing acne, these scar marks could be very traumatic emotionally.

There is good news for these people as cosmetic advancements give multiple options for getting rid of these scars. Read on to know some of the most effective ones.

  1. Laser: A beam of light is aimed at the scar tissue, which does not affect the surrounding tissue but gets rid of the scar tissue. In addition to acne, laser is used in multiple skin ailments (whiteheads, cysts, blackheads, etc.) There is an intense bacterial presence in the acne, and when the laser beam is aimed at the acne, the bacteria are killed. This also reduces further incidence of acne and amount of sebum produced. The number of sittings required would depend on the severity of acne, and most people would require 2 to 3 sittings for complete removal of the scars.
  2. Photofacials: The outer layer of the skin (epidermis) is cooled and the inner layer (dermis) is heated. This stimulates the production of collagen and fibrous tissue, which replaces the acne tissue, giving a fresher, youthful look.

In both cases, remember to:

  1. Avoid use of irritants like perfumes and deodorants in the affected area
  2. Avoid waxing or shaving for at least 10 days before the procedure
  3. Avoid exposure to harsh sun for about a week prior to the procedure
  4. Avoid medicines which increase the risk of bleeding, aspirin for instance

Post treatment: In both treatments, the skin may appear red, swollen, and inflamed for the first day. There also may be a prickly sensation, similar to a sunburn. Cool packs or moist cloths and a good moisturizer can be used to soothe the skin. Avoid makeup until the skin is back to normal appearance. Depending on the type of skin and acne, the appearance will take about weeks to months after the procedure.

Benefits:

  1. Minimally invasive
  2. Reduced pain
  3. Completed in one appointment
  4. Reduced recovery time
  5. Can be clubbed with other acne therapy modes
  6. Good results with reduced recurrence and sebum production

With so many advancements, acne marks are sure to go away!

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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